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Thanks for a great article and synopsis, Jennifer! Looks like you did a LOT of homework on the subject, and this is probably one of the best articles out on sword swallowing!

Thanks for taking the time to put it all together!

Let me know if you get any great comments (or questions) back from anyone!

All the best,

Dan Meyer
Exec Director
Sword Swallowers Association International
Cutting Edge Innertainment

Hi Jennifer,
I'm surprised you haven't got a post about Expedition 16 in orbit, on way to the ISS
and the first woman commander - Cmdr. Peggy Whitson

PS - Congrats on your wedding
read about the 'ceremony' from Sean @ CV
funny isn't it convention and custom
Glad you had a real great 'honeymoon'

There is an international association for swordswallowing? There are two websites for "swordswallow" and neither one is porn?

I am flabbergasted, heartened, and outraged at the same time.

I'm interested in history of samurai sword.Emperor of Japan "Tennno" is the last royal prerogative supported by ancient myth in the world.
The Oldest japanese myth literature "Kojiki" says that Imperial treasure sword was got by the god Susanoo from eight head dragon in Izumo.
Raw steel of samurai sword is only made by Hitachi Metals at Yasugi Izumo Shimane prefecture.However Hitachi Metals is famous high-tech steel maker,raw material of formal japanese sword is made by ancient steel making method "Tatara". Raw steel is called "Tamahagane"(Jewel like steel).
I hear that it is supreme one for sword making.I wanna get and forge it.

In the famous anime movie "Princess Mononoke" by Hayao Miyazaki,Tatara is called "Takadono".And also authentic samurai katana is only made from raw material "Tamahagane" which is made from iron sand and chacoal by the tatara method.I want to see authentic sword like a Yasutsuna which is a national treasure in Japan,once.

In the field of green car technology,high strength steel like a japanese sword is remarkable in U.S. Under President Obama,Projects like this seems to occure at early stage.

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